Christine O'Donnell: "I've Got Sean Hannity In My Back Pocket"

Huffington's Howard Fineman is hearing that the GOP establishment is complaining about Christine O'Donnell's, well, complaining:
[A]ccording to two top GOP insiders, [O'Donnell] said at a strategy meeting with DC types last week: “I’ve got Sean Hannity in my back pocket, and I can go on his show and raise money by attacking you guys.”

And that was precisely what she was doing on the radio today. On Hannity’s popular afternoon drive-time show, the Tea Party-inspired Senate contender acidly criticized the party, specifically the National Republican Senatorial Committee, for not funneling any serious cash (beyond a pro forma $43,000) into her race against Democrat Chris Coons.


It's not just the official party that is staying away. O'Donnell -- who trails by 19 points in the latest polls -- isn't getting support from independent-spending groups such as Karl Rove's American Crossroads. Hannity's rave review notwithstanding, Rove has not changed his mind about her or her chances.

The national party hasn't ignored her altogether. Officials sent advisers to Delaware, and her media consultants are well regarded -- at least they were before they launched her ad campaign with the now-infamous and much-lampooned "I am not a witch" spot.

Party insiders shake their heads at the O'Donnell woe-is-me campaign strategy. "Why would you tell the world that no one in the party likes you?" asked one.
Honestly though, as I said yesterday, why would the establishment want to send boat-loads of cash to a campaign that is clearly going to lose (at this point, at least)?

Head nod: Frum